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Consecration - Russian River Brewing Company

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4,328 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,328
Reviews: 1,057
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1,451
Gots: 1,411 | FT: 107
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 10-31-2008

Belgian-style dark ale aged in American oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with currants.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Good Dog Bar in Philly on 7/6/12. Served in a wide mouth tulip.

Pour: Reddish copper with no head at all. Decent carbonation.

Smell: Funky cherries all the way. Some must, but really the cherries dominate.

Taste: Tart cherries and hay must. Cabernet oakiness provides a woody aspect.

Mouthfeel: Slick and oily, much like a cabernet. Not overly sour, but tart for sure.

Overall: Good, but probably my least favorite of the RR sours I have so far (sanctification > supplication > consecration)

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prune colored ale with little head, aromas of brett and bread.. taste is all funk moderated by sweet flavors of currents and red wine... Awesome sour flavor with depth and concentration... mouth puckering! Another RR sour winner...

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I believe this was batch 004, but I can’t be sure. Pours a reddish brown hued body, with almost no head, and no lacing at all. Looks more still, by far, than expected. Strange.

Aroma is packed with prominent oak, mustiness, funk, sweet currants and sour cherries, slight vinegar underneath. Taste has all this and more; it’s fruity, sour, a bit tart and oaky. Not an over-the-top sour warhead-type beer, just well integrated sourness with the oak and a touch of vinegar. The currants are fairly subtle, with more tart cherry flavor than anything else. Definite must and funk; vinous, slightly sweet, very complex.

Medium bodied with low carbonation; I would have preferred a crisper, livelier, and cleaner feel, although the finish is quite dry. Interesting beer to be sure, curious about the stillness of this particularly bottle. Very good, but not as appealing as Supplication, Sanctification, or Temptation for my money.

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Batch 001 on tap at Capone's

A: Pours a very dark brown with a cherry hue. The head is ivory to tan colored, and leaves a thick lacing on the walls of my glass.

S: Funk up front, leaning towards barnyard, not much leather. The signature 'Tion aroma follows the funk. The currant and raisins wrap up the nose and give it a nice balance.

T: The funk and sour are muted compared to the nose. There fruit flavors are muted a little, but what has seemed to have faded the most over time is the funkiness. More recent batches have a more pronounced flavor.

M: Medium bodied, with nice prickly carbonation, and a lingering sourness.

D: This is a great beer, but not as good as fresher batches, IMO.

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